Bryshere Gray, an actor known for his role on “Empire,” has been arrested after his wife alleged he assaulted and strangled her in their home, the Goodyear Police Department announced Monday.
Gray, 26, was taken into custody at 7 a.m. by officers in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear, roughly nine hours after authorities responded to a 911 call from his wife, police said in a statement.
Police said the woman had multiple visible injuries on her body and that she said Gray strangled her at one point, until she passed out.
Her injuries were non-life-threatening but she was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released, police said, adding that detectives and a Victim’s Advocate “continued to assist her after her discharge from the hospital.”
When cops got to their home in Goodyear, Arizona, Gray refused to come outside and barricaded himself inside the house overnight.
Police called Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations to the scene to assist before he eventually surrendered himself to authorities.
“Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist,” police said.
About nine hours later, he was “taken into custody without incident” just after 7 a.m. Monday, and was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges, police said.
Gray appeared in all 102 episodes of Empire, which wrapped its six-year run on Fox in April. His credits also include the indie features Sprinter, Canal Street and Honey: Rise Up and Dance.